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Eagles Emerging as Comeback Kids

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Thompson Valley's Adrian Nova catches the ball as Berthoud's Danny Pelphrey tries to get back to second base during their game on Wednesday, March 27, 2019, at Thompson Valley in Loveland. (Photo by Jenny Sparks/Loveland Reporter-Herald)

It's fun to watch a local team stage some great comebacks…tenacity!

Eagles down Berthoud behind second comeback in as many days yesterday.

The Eagles mounted a furious comeback to top their opponent, beating the Spartans 9-8.

Details here:  Eagles Comeback Twice

City Council and School District Board Brainstorming Community Improvement

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It's good to see these two Loveland entities working together for the betterment of our community.

Members of the Loveland City Council and the Thompson School District Board of Education will meet Wednesday to talk about possible community improvement projects the two entities could undertake together.

Broadly, the 15 projects under consideration fall into five categories: transportation, security and safety, workforce skills, buildings and grounds, and community partnership, according to a council memo.

Further reading here:  Community Improvement


34 Reconstruction Wins Nationwide Award

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We think they did an amazing job, and a lot faster than expected!

The reconstruction of U.S. 34 in the Big Thompson Canyon was chosen from 820 construction projects nationwide to be named Best of the Best by Engineering New Record.

Floods destroyed the highway through the Big Thompson Canyon in September 2013, and though the road was reopened as quickly as possible with temporary repairs, the permanent repairs launched in 2015.

Get more info here:  Award Winning Loveland to Estes Road

Loveland “Entrepreneurs” Busted For Black Market Ganja

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Three people have been charged after a seizure of about $1 million in black market marijuana in Loveland last November.

On Nov. 30, law enforcement seized more than 1,285 pounds of marijuana products and plants from three Loveland warehouses in the 1500 block of Taurus Court.

The black market value of the seized product totaled about $1 million, according to the Larimer County Sheriff’s Office.

Details here:  Black Market Ganja

Cut Back Services…Or Increase Sales Tax?

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On a basic level, cutting services won't effect everybody, but increasing sales tax pretty much will.

Most likely, it won't be an either/or solution…it will involve a mixture of both.

Although the city is doing “reasonably well” compared with where it was at this time last year, Loveland's sales tax is failing to grow at the same pace as the city's population growth, staff said.

Councilors Steve Olson, Dave Clark and John Fogle say they want the city to look at solving its budget concerns by making cuts to city services.

Read more here:  Less Service, More Sales Tax

Loveland Trails Yes, Devil’s Backbone No For E-Bikes…So Far

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Loveland allows both Class 1 and Class 2 e-bikes on all of its trails that allow bicycles.

Larimer County, however, looking at primarily a different type of trail — soft-surface, single-track paths such as those at or connecting to the Devil's Backbone — banned e-bikes effective Jan. 1.

But Larimer County is looking into changing that…

More here:  E-Bike Rules Changing?

Spring Break Passes NOW, Personal Training Specials, and Upcoming Job Fair!

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Purchase your spring break pass now (good through 3-24).

Save cash and earn FREE sessions when you buy a personal training package! 30-minute or 60-minute sessions available, because your time is valuable.  Personal training packages valid 3.7.19 – 4.12.19. Valid for one year after date of purchase.

Parks & Recreation Job Fair 04/06/2019 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Introduction: Seasonal and part-time positions – apply and interview onsite!

More details about each here:  Hatfield Chilson Recreation Center

Need Some New Habits? Local Author Offers Some Suggestions

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Use these fundamental habits to become a happier, more authentic leader and make a strong positive impact in your home, work, community, and the world.

When something is a habit, you don’t have to think about it; it just happens. You don’t talk yourself out of brushing your teeth in the morning, and you don’t forget to have your morning cup of coffee. What if you could make any desired behavior that automatic and that thoughtless?

Read more from Sharon Lipinski here:  7 Healthy Habits

A High School With Its Own Coffee Shop

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Thompson's only in-school coffee shop offers lessons in real life.

When one walks into Grounded, the smell of brewing coffee fills the room, a space decorated with hardwood floors, workshop-chic tables and walls lined with shelves of books.

Ferguson High School students seem comfortable inside the coffee shop — both behind the counter and at the tables.

Learn more here:  High School Coffee Shop

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